Get to know the St. Stephen Parish staff

Fr. Paulson Mundanmani


Parochial Administrator

Fr. Paulson joined us in 2018.  He is also pastor of our sister parish, Christ the King in Pleasant Hill.  He served as Pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, Walnut Creek and interim administrator of St. Isidore, Danville.  Fr. Paulson holds a doctoral degree in Education (USF) and MBA in human resources development.

Fr. Lee Chompoochan


Parochial Vicar

Fr. Weerasak (Lee) Chompoochan is new to CTK/St. Stephen, joining us in July 2020.  Ordained in 2006, Fr. Lee started at St. Patrick in Pinole before moving to CCOP in Pleasanton and then to Holy Spirit in Fremont.

Fr. Brian Timoney


Retired Clergy

Fr. Brian is retired but resides at Christ the King.  After serving as our Pastor from 1992 - 1997, he returns to us to assist with Masses.   He has also served at St. Perpetua in Lafayette and St. John in San Lorenzo.  Fr. Brian is only available for helping out at weekend Masses.

Sr. Dominic Marie Bonnici

Pastoral Associate

Sr. Dominic Marie is a Dominican Sister of Oakford, South Africa.  Sister has served in Campus Ministry at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University.  She has also ministered at St. Timothy Parish in Mesa, Arizona - as well as St. Felicitias Parish in San Leandro and St. Mary Parish in Walnut Creek.

Deacon John Ashmore


Director of Faith Formation

Deacon John is a Permanent Diocesian Deacon.   He and his wife Julie came to CTK in 2008 and now shares his time with St. Stephen.  In 2019, Deacon John took over his new role as Director of Faith Formation.

Maria Calderazzo Banson


Director of Music Ministry

Maria Banson is the Director of Music Ministry at St. Stephen, a position she has held since 2015. She began her ministry at the ripe old age of four in the Children’s Choir at St. Isidore’s Church in Danville, and started serving as a cantor, accompanist, and choral conductor by age 15.

Mike Aliscad


Youth Minister


Mike has a 20 - plus year journey guiding youth to build a relationship with Jesus.  Most recently he spent 2 years as Youth Minister and Confirmation Catechist with St. Michael Catholic Community on Travis Air Force Base.  Prior to that, he served 6 years as Youth Minister at Holy Spirit in Fairfield CA.

Nancy Gizdich


Bookkeeper, Part Time

Joann Kurpinsky


Bookkeeper, Volunteer


Chris Lang


Office Mgmt, Volunteer


Mike Milani


Maintenance, Volunteer

Also an important part of are team are our Council Members.  Click below to find out more info on them.